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Outer Space and Popular Culture

Outer Space and Popular Culture

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The Influence of Mass Media on Society's Views of Space Travel during the Cold War.- Space and Media.- The use of space in a meaningful manner as part of popular culture in the form of the science fiction film.- The Role of Space in Aesthetic and Practical Design of Automobiles.- Space Robots.- Artificial Gravity in Popular Culture.- Youngsters, Dreams and Motivation for Space Exploration.- Clowns in Space.- Keeping the Torch Burning for 'Good Science' in Popular Culture: Video Games, Space, and Education.- Regarding Influences of Space on Popular Culture via the Medium of Science Fiction.- Unspoiled Space: The Use of Space in Popular Culture as a Caution against Environmental Degradation on Earth.- Predictions of Science fiction that came true.- Seven Billion Deer in the Headlights Humankind's reactions and solutions to a large impact event, according to Hollywood.- Hope at the Frontier: Firefly and the Value of Space Exploration.- Space Activities of Animals in African Fairytales.

About the Author: Annette Froehlich is a scientific expert seconded from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) to the European Space Policy Institute (Vienna), and Honorary Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the Space Lab at the University of Cape Town (SA). She graduated in European and International Law at the University of Strasbourg (France), before completing business-oriented postgraduate studies and her PhD at the University of Vienna (Austria). Responsible for the DLR and German representation at the United Nations and International Organizations, Dr Froehlich was also a member/alternate head of the German delegation at UNCOPUOS. Moreover, she is the author of a multitude of specialist publications and serves as lecturer in space policy, law and society aspects at various universities around the globe. Her main areas of scientific interest are European space policy, international and regional space law, emerging space countries, space security and space & culture.

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  • ISBN-13: 9783030226558
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
  • Publisher Imprint: Springer
  • Height: 234 mm
  • No of Pages: 177
  • Series Title: Southern Space Studies
  • Weight: 444 gr
  • ISBN-10: 3030226557
  • Publisher Date: 24 Aug 2019
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 13 mm
  • Width: 156 mm

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